Favre not shocked by Childress' firing
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre said Wednesday he was not surprised that head coach Brad Childress had been fired, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.
Childress was fired Monday one day after an embarrassing 31-3 home loss to the rival Green Bay Packers. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was named interim head coach.
"I can’t say I was surprised or shocked," Favre said of the firing. "It’s the way this business works. Coaches usually go first. Players, you can’t get rid of everybody right now. You wouldn’t field a team."
Meantime, the 41-year-old threw cold water on the notion that he would walk away from the 3-7 team.
"We have six games left, I hope to finish them all," Favre said. "Make that clear. I want to finish on a high note if my body will allow me and I can play up to my expectations, my standards. I want to do it.
"After the game, I wasn’t implying that I wouldn’t do it. I want to get this team back on track and that’s my goal.”
Following Sunday's loss, Favre told the media he would need to re-evaluate his situation with the team, leading some to speculate that he would opt for an early retirement.
The Vikings head to Washington Sunday in a do-or-die situation, since one more loss would give them virtually no chance of securing a playoff berth.